Wednesday, March 4, 2015

In A Bind

OK, not really, but I almost was!

Julie is hosting a "Binding Blitz" this month to encourage those of us who don't really like to bind to go ahead and get some bindings finished.

Right now, I have six quilts that are finished except for the binding. Even using Susie's Magic Binding, I am lazy about binding quilts. Maybe the chance to link up to Julie's blog will encourage me to get some finished!

Here is a quilt I bound today. It's the sample for Friday's Jelly Roll Party at Ruth's Stitchery. I had it all pieced and mounted on my Mega Quilter, when Meggie decided she didn't want to sew at a reasonable speed. Luckily, Frankie was available for an emergency quilting job, and the quilt is ready to display two days before the class!

I'm saving the "reveal" of this quilt until next month, but here is a close-up of the binding. The fabric is from Moda's "April Showers" line. The solid fabric flange is Moda Bella Solid "Pond."

I love striped fabric for bindings! And this one is the best, because it's printed diagonally. No need to cut on the bias to get the candy-cane effect!

I'm often asked what Susie's Magic Binding looks like on the reverse side of the quilt. Here it is! You can see the single line of stitching about 1/4" inch from the binding.

I get my labels from various etsy shops -- aren't these pink ones fun?

Binding Blitz

Linking up to "Binding Blitz" at Julie K Quilts.

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  1. I LOVE that binding technique and it is perfect for that quilt.

  2. I must be one of the few who finds hand stitching binding quite relaxing! That said I shall definitely be giving Susie's magic binding method a try on my next quilt, that little flange peeping through is a great finishing touch and it's bound to be much quicker than hand sewing.

  3. I also enjoy hand stitching my bindings. I most enjoy piecing and sewing the tops. The actual quilting is where my UFOs end up waiting!

  4. How gorgeous!! I really love your binding...I have used that technique on two quilts, and need to do more of it. Thank you for linking up!

  5. You know, I just love your scrappy style!! I am your newest follower!!

  6. I've got 4 quilts to bind this week at retreat so I'll have to pull up your technique
    I love the piping technique too. I've done that on two of my quilts so far.
    Thanks for sharing


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